Monthly Archives: September 2015

SFOS Climate change research highlighted

Gordon Kruse recently spoke at the Science Expo for Media in Anchorage and at the Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute in Juneau in which he highlighted SFOS climate change research being conducted by faculty and their students. Please see the … Continue reading

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UAF Scientist reached the North Pole to study sea ice onboard USCG Healy

“Ahoy shipmates” was the start of the Captain’s pipe through the ship on the morning of September 5th, 2015. The loud speaker message was to inform the arrival of the USCGC Healy to the North Pole. This historic GEOTRACES Arctic … Continue reading

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USCGC Healy Update

Text and Photos by Kyle Dilliplaine See previous post for additional background information. As the USCGC Healy pushes farther north through the thinning ice pack, the scientists on board continue to collect water samples for chemical tracers, from the top … Continue reading

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Researchers seek ways to minimize future Chinook salmon declines

By Lauren Frisch Salmon experts participating in a research initiative are seeking ways to predict and reduce future declines in Chinook salmon populations. Chinook numbers have declined in the last fifteen years in many of Alaska’s rivers, particularly in western … Continue reading

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Wind powered radars make remote data collection possible

by: Lauren Frisch University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have developed the first wind- and solar-powered radar battery. The remote power module delivers energy to operate high frequency radar systems that collect data in regions where research was previously impossible. High … Continue reading

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Faculty Focus: Tuula Hollmen

By Barb Hameister It’s no surprise that Tuula Hollmen, a marine ecologist with a soft spot for eiders and other marine birds, does what she does—and loves it. Originally from Finland, Tuula says her family’s summer house was on an … Continue reading

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